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My son has told us he sees floating colored

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my son has told us he sees floating colored shapes,scotomas,and squiggly lines. We took to neuro and eeg normal and eye md took pictures of optic nerve and normal. could this be brain tumor should he have mri. he is 7 years old.very sensitive to bright light sound and smells.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


It does not sound to be consistent or suspicious of brain tumor to me. Does he have headaches? Migraines? A migraine may go through phases of vascular constriction (visual symptoms common here) and dilation( throbbing type headache common here)

Many migraine patients may have visual symptoms as a prodrome to headache. Many may be sensitive to smells as possible trigger.. Some migraine patients sensitive to certain perfumes for example...

So I would advise further follow up with neurologist that has part I ular emphasis within their practice on migraines.

If the visual symptoms are frequent I think he may benefit from a migraine prevention treatment such as Topomax or Elavil or Inderal...

I hope that this information is helpful for you.Let me know if you have further questions.I will be happy to get back with you. If my answers have been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback. Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD